Searching for wild saunas

The idea

A project to find the wildest saunas in the UK and Ireland. 

That is, saunas that are outdoors with cold water nearby, and that bring people together. This project is a rejection of the wellness industrial complex and a celebration of the roles that community, place and nature play in healing. It's also an attempt to document our particular varieties of sauna culture. 

The journey so far

Follow along on Instagram.

The map

This map contains all the places we've encountered online that potentially fit the bill. It has five different categories: campsites; glamping, cabins and cottages; sauna and swim; relatively wild spas and mobile saunas. Click on the menu on the top left to view the map in a different tab or to select what categories you would like to view. 

The plan

We're hoping to find, sample and share wild saunas.

Got a sauna to suggest? Get in touch via searchingforwildsaunas (at)